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Jun 20, 2017 8:26 am

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight to get multi-city media tour

In the buildup to Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo’s planned UFC 189 featherweight title fight (which was ultimately rescheduled for UFC 194), the UFC carted the two stars off on an international media tour, stopping in cities in Ireland, Brazil, the United States, and Canada. From the sounds of it, McGregor’s much discussed boxing match...

Jun 19, 2017 11:54 am

Conor McGregor will not have to wear Reebok when he fights Floyd Mayweather

Last week, we learned that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor’s much discussed boxing match with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather was officially a go. Unsurprisingly, the finalization of this fight took a good deal of negotiating, as McGregor is still under contract with the UFC. While the UFC ultimately allowed McGregor to bend the terms of...

Jun 10, 2017 7:01 pm

UFC Auckland results: Vinc Pichel smashes Damien Brown to first-round knockout (highlights)

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Auckland, which broadcast live from Auckland, New Zealand. This exciting event’s undercard was wrapped up by a lightweight bout between American Ultimate Fighter veteran Vinc Pichel and Australia’s Damien Brown. This one did not last long. Mid-way through the first round, Pichel caught his...

Jun 8, 2017 3:04 pm

Jimi Manuwa reveals Dana White promised him title shot with UFC 214 win

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight knockout artist Jimi Manuwa has been on a tear of the UFC’s light heavyweight division recently, going on a 2-fight win streak that has seen him knock out both Ovince Saint-Preux, and Corey Anderson. The back to back wins for Manuwa saw the English striker land at #2 on the...

Jun 7, 2017 12:38 pm

Miesha Tate explains why she’s grateful for Ronda Rousey rivalry

In the early days of WMMA, one rivalry shined above all others. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are widely credited with being the duo to propel WMMA into the spotlight, and ultimately leading the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White to creating a women’s division in the UFC. Now, with Tate retired, and Ronda...

Jun 6, 2017 1:40 pm

VIDEO | Melvin Manhoef brutalizes Japanese boxing champion in MMA fight

Back in 2007, accomplished kickboxer turned MMA fighter Melvin Manhoef stepped into the ring against Japanese boxing champion Yosuke Nishijima for what served as Nishijima’s 5th professional MMA fight. The fight was an extremely lopsided one in Manhoef’s favor, as he not only landed a flurry of punches on Nishijima, but ultimately picked up a...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Frankie Edgar shuts down Cub Swanson’s campaign for title shot

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his new featherweight title for the first time. On the other hand, interim featherweight champion Max Holloway was looking to unify the two belts and capture the undisputed featherweight championship. After weathering...

Jun 6, 2017 9:55 am

Ray Borg has newfound respect for flyweight champ “Mighty Mouse”

Yesterday morning, UFC flyweight king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made waves by releasing a lengthy, anti-UFC statement, slamming the promotion and its president Dana White for trying to force him into a fight with former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. In this statement, the champ suggested that he was more interested in fighting established flyweight contender...

Jun 6, 2017 9:03 am

UFC 212 medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to what proved to be a spectacular event, headlined by a thrilling main event scrap between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo. While Aldo settled into a rhythm quickly, and landed early on in the fight, it was Holloway who came alive in the second and third rounds, ultimately...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

May 31, 2017 12:40 pm

VIDEO | 155 pound Genki Sudo vs. ‘Butterbean’ Eric Esch

‘The Neo-Samurai’ Genki Sudo remains arguably one of the most unique and unorthodox fighters to ever grace the sport of mixed martial arts. With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to match his unparalleled striking game, Sudo was a tough puzzle for many of his opponents to crack. Following his split decision loss to Duane...

May 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Georges St-Pierre discusses eye injury

While the UFC may have announced earlier this year that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon to fight Michael Bisping for the undisputed UFC middleweight title, the fight never received an official date. The UFC moved forward with the scrap, holding a press conference in Las Vegas where both...

May 31, 2017 8:58 am

Georges St-Pierre will retire if he loses comeback fight

With the highly anticipated return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre looming in the not-so-certain future, fight fans are anxiously awaiting word regarding when, or if, Georges St-Pierre will be returning to the Octagon. While St-Pierre was initially supposed to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt this year upon returning...

May 30, 2017 1:39 pm

Yoel Romero praises Robert Whittaker, still wants Michael Bisping

UFC middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero is currently gearing up for his UFC 213 showdown with fellow top ranked contender Robert Whittaker on July 9th. While the fight will be for the interim UFC middleweight championship given Michael Bisping’s inability to defend his belt due to a knee injury, Romero is ultimately still seeking a...

May 29, 2017 7:42 am

Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao “is there” to fight McGregor if Mayweather isn’t

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. At first, of course, this fight looked like a near impossibility. As the months have passed, however, red tape has been bushwhacked and roadblocks have been cleared, and the fight...

May 27, 2017 10:35 am

Cat Zingano reflects on UFC Athlete Retreat

This past weekend, the UFC hosted the first ever ‘UFC Athlete Retreat’ where hundreds of fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend of all-inclusive fun and presentations. For the most part, the event went off without a hitch despite one physical altercation breaking out. With that being said, there was some tension at the...

May 26, 2017 12:11 pm

Bodybuilder books flight to fight Cody Garbrandt after heated Twitter exchange

We could be seeing UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt fight sooner than we thought. Earlier this week, Garbrandt got into a heated Twitter exchange with a bodybuilder named Matthew Kline Kader. It all started after Garbrandt replied to one of Dillashaw’s tweets about fighting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Dillashaw: Would you rather see @MightyMouseUFC...

May 25, 2017 11:44 pm

Jose Aldo admits Conor McGregor rematch will likely never happen

At UFC 194, interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon with undisputed champion Jose Aldo for a highly anticipated showdown that saw McGregor not only win UFC gold, but end the lengthy reign of Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Following the loss, Aldo began to campaign for a rematch against his rival....

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 24, 2017 7:51 am

VIDEO | This could be the best Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor promo yet

Though it once looked nearly impossible, a boxing mega fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor now looks like it could actually happen. Earlier this month, we learned that McGregor’s side of the deal had been finalized. “It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my...

May 23, 2017 9:59 am

VIDEO | Kajan Johnson calls out Reebok rep at UFC retreat

This week, during the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson took a bold step as he stood up and aired his grievances to a Reebok rep during the man’s presentation. Johnson explained that he, like many other fighters, is losing quite a bit of money thanks to the Reebok deal. Following his time...

May 21, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley takes Demian Maia’s back at Athletes’ Retreat

Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley is getting that #UFC Welterweight Championship defense started early. Posted by UFC on FOX on Saturday, May 20, 2017 Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling specialist Demian Maia scored a competitive but undeniably impressive decision defeat over the ever dangerous Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. With...

May 19, 2017 11:17 am

VIDEO | Jeff Mayweather confirms Floyd Mayweather training for Conor McGregor

This week, news surfaced that UFC President Dana White and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor reached a deal in regards to a potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. With that deal done, White explained that he now will negotiate with Mayweather’s team in order to get the second deal done that will see Conor McGregor...

May 19, 2017 9:22 am

Amanda Nunes could move up or down in weight in pursuit of second title

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is currently gearing up for her second bantamweight title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. Ahead of that fight however, it is no secret that Nunes is looking to ultimately win a second UFC title. While initially, the champ expressed her desire to move up in weight, with the addition of...

May 19, 2017 12:32 am

VIDEO | Russian special forces ’12 minutes of hell’ test

Throughout the course of MMA history, Russia has continued to produce some of the most feared fighters on the planet. When Fedor Emelianenko burst onto the MMA scene and took the Pride FC heavyweight division by storm, he not only cemented his place in MMA history as one of the most dominant fighters ever, but...

May 18, 2017 8:41 am

Conor McGregor confirms his side of Mayweather deal is complete

What a wild ride this Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather business has been. At first, the much-discussed boxing mega fight seemed like a downright impossibility; a veritable no-go. As the months have passed, however, this strange but undeniably compelling spectacle has begun to look more and more likely, as various road blocks and red tape...

May 17, 2017 11:12 am

Michael Bisping unable to fight, willing to wait for Georges St-Pierre

The ongoing saga of scheduling a Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre fight took another unexpected turn this week when middleweight champion Michael Bisping revealed that he too is unable to fight in the near future, and as a result is more than okay with waiting on Georges St-Pierre to be ready to fight later this...

May 16, 2017 1:25 pm

VIDEO | Insane open-weight WMMA fight between Judoka & MMA figher

While Rizin FF may struggle finding opponents for Gabi Garcia in MMA, one Japanese promotion decided that an open weight fight between a female Judoka and an MMA fighter was a good idea. The fight looks somewhat reminiscent of watching smaller fighters in Pride FC run from much larger opponents in ‘spectacle fights’ back in...